A brief trip to Wales

Recently we jumped in the car and headed off to visit some friends in Wales. They live in Cardiff, but we were more adventurous than this suggests…

On a rather grey day we headed up Pen y Fan. Spoken of by our local friends as a bit of a stroll, we discovered it was a fairly substantial hike – I for one was extremely glad when we reached the top! (And I definitely wasn’t pulled up the final stretch… [ahem]) It was a stunning view, despite the lack of sun, and allowed us to see the Brecon Beacons in a new light.

Pen y Fan

Even hiking gets arty, if you cross a stream…

Walking through a river

The following day was distinctly brighter, and we went into Cardiff itself. We visited lovely Roath Park for a trip in a rowing boat on the lake. Aside from the extreme levels of pondweed, it was very pleasant. There were swans to admire:


Pretty views from our traditional wooden rowing boat:

View over the lake

And some action shots of birds flying over the water.

Seagull chick

We then walked back through the park itself (via the ice cream van, of course) and explored a bit further.

Bridge reflected

Have you ever been to Cardiff? What would you recommend to visitors?

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